Make letters for your wall with styrofoam. I will show you how to make this super cute “create” wall piece with styrofoam and cover it with any color you want to make a stunning piece for the walls of your craft room or creative space! BUT the cool part is that you can make this with any letters or words! This is an alternative in case you don't want to use wood to make a customized wall letter sign.
Some months ago I shared the Love wall art template, and I also shared how I made the baby name sign for Conner with cardboard, along with that one I made this one, but unlike the previous one I wanted to make this word different and special, so no cardboard.
Instead, I used a piece of Styrofoam from a box we received last week. When I saw it a knew it was perfect for this project =] And instead of painting or covering it with fabric (my first idea), I decided to just go the Decoupage route with hot pink tissue paper.
It ends up being so light! I just double tape mine to the wall and it works like a charm!
- 23×8 inches piece of Styrofoam ( you can buy one here)
- Tacky glue
- 2 sheets of tissue Paper ripped unevenly with your hands
- X-acto knife
- Download the template at the bottom of the post!
- Marker to trace the template
- Sponge brush
While you can make this at any size and with any words, I will show here how I made this “Create” design that you can download at the end of the post.
1– Trace the patter and slowly start cutting around it, I used my x-acto knife with the smallest tip to make the curves smoother.
2– Be especially careful when cutting the bottom part especially where the C meets the R – And don't leave it on the floor – Curly ran over mine and broke it right there, but I inserted a toothpick and hot glue it together, problem solved.
3– After cutting your word, make an edge cut with your knife all the way around the edges, I cut just 1/8″ all the way around.
4– Once the chamfer is ready you can sand your piece to make it smoother and to round the edges.
5– Now it's time to decoupage, I used about 2 sheets of hot pink tissue paper, I thought about using different shared, but the fact that the Styrofoam is white game me enough texture when gluing in an uneven pattern.
6– I mixed 1/8 cup of water with 1/4 cup of glue and used the sponge brush to brush over the Styrofoam and then carefully place the little pieces.
7– After I finish and everything was almost dry I gave the whole thing a second coat of glue and water and you are READY!
I really like the texture it has and the different shades of hot pink, now I just need to find the perfect place in my office/sewing room to hang it =]
I hope you all enjoy and CREATE =]
ps. The font I used is called Bello you can purchase it here.
Updated sewing room
After all of these years (about 10) I still have this little sign on top of the door of my sewing room, I love it and it's still such a great reminder!
Download the pattern
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